Our Experts

 

Bryan Ashenbaum, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Miami University. His expertise lies in the areas of internal and external supply chain integration, outsourcing, strategic sourcing, and buyer-supplier relationships. He has published widely in academic journals and has written white papers and brief articles for managers. Prior to his academic career, he held various positions with Procter & Gamble, Honeywell, NIBCO, and the US Navy. Details



 

Byron Finch is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Management in the Farmer School of Business. His expertise lies in the areas of operations and supply chain management, specifically in the management of constraints and lean systems. He has authored or co-authored numerous texts on operations and supply chain management as well as published articles in the areas of quality management, service quality, constraint management, lean systems, and spreadsheet models. Dr. Finch is JONAH certified by the Goldratt Institute in the Theory of Constraints and is an APICS CPIM. Details


 

Megan Gerhardt, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Management in the Farmer School of Business, a Naus Family Faculty Scholar, and Director of the Buck Rodgers Business Leadership Program at Miami University. Her expertise lies the impact of individual differences in motivation, learning, and leadership, with a specific emphasis on personality, gender, and generational differences in education and the workplace and her research has appeared in a wide range of management and psychology journals. Dr. Gerhardt is a Gallup-trained strengths coach, specializing in the Strengths-Based approach to leadership development. Details


 

John Hogan, PhD, is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University's Farmer School of Business where he teaches Management and Leadership. In addition he is President of a consulting firm that focuses on general business consulting and capital formation services. As a Venture Capitalist for 11 years, Dr. Hogan led or co-invested in 18 companies and has served Boards of 25 companies. In addition to extensive experience in engineering, agriculture, alternative energy, finance, and general management, John has extensive knowledge of issues related to entrepreneurship, including strategic management, venture capital, corporate governance, developing business plans, firm financing , private equity and venture capital Investing, start-up, and early stage investing. Details


 

Xiaowen Huang, Ph.D. is an Endres Associate Professor Fellow in the Farmer School of Business, and Miami University Distinguished Scholar. Her expertise lies in the areas of operations and supply chain management, with a specific focus on supply chain strategy, process analysis, quality management, constraint management, learn manufacturing and services, as well as project management. Dr. Huang's research has appeared in a number of top-tier academic management journals. She is a winner of multiple teaching and research awards.
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Tim Krehbiel, Ph.D., is Professor of Management in the Farmer School of Business. His expertise lies in the areas of applied statistics and lean six sigma. He has co-authored three business statistics textbooks and published numerous articles in the areas of quality management, six sigma, design of experiments, process control and process capability. Dr. Krehbiel has won numerous teaching and research awards including the prestigious Innovative Education Award from the Decision Sciences Institute.
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Rebecca Luzadis, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Management in the Farmer School of Business. Her expertise lies in areas of human resource management, specifically in Change Management, Cross- Cultural Management, Employee Engagement, Business Decision Making and Ethics. Rebecca served on Miami University's Strategic Planning Task Force and has been leading the University's Fiscal Priorities Committee for the last 5 years. Her recent publications span a wide range of topics including gender bias in hiring decision, motivation and ethics; current research focuses on managing cultural competence and change in hospitals. Details


 

W. Rocky Newman, Ph.D., has been a professor of supply chain and operations management at Miami University since 1987. His expertise lies in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, and manufacturing strategy. He has authored several popular textbooks in the field of Supply Chain Management. He served on the Supply Chain Council Board of Directors from 2008-2014 and is SCOR-s certified. He is a certified SCOR educator having lead workshops in a variety contexts. He has been a member of APICS for over 30 years is currently concluding his term on the International Board of Directors for APICS. Details


 

Joe Rode, PhD, is an Endres Associate Professor of Management in the Farmer School of Business. His expertise is in organizational behavior, with a focus on emotional intelligence, leadership, cross-cultural management, and change management. Previously, Joe has worked as a retail buyer and as a change management consultant for Accenture where he worked with a variety of fortune 500 and smaller clients. He has served on boards for several organizations, and he currently serves on the advisory board for Careerbliss.com and the editorial board for the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Details


 

Peter A. Salzarulo is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management in Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with concentrations in Operations Management and Decision Sciences. Prior to his academic career he worked extensively in the pulp and paper industry. He has expertise is in the Deming Management Method, TQM, Six Sigma, Lean Management, and Project Management. As well, his research has been published in the premier academic journals in the field of operations management. Details


 

Joshua Schwarz, Ph.D. is a Professor of Management in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. His expertise is in the areas of Strategic Human Resource Management, Human Capital Analytics and Negotiation and Conflict Management. He has supervised Human Capital related consulting projects with more than 125 local, regional and international organizations. Clients have ranged in size from Fortune 100 companies to a 15 employee call center. Clients have also come from the public and non-profit sector. Dr. Schwarz's research has covered a many related topics and been published in top tier academic and practitioner journals. Details